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Gewürztraminer (Italy)

Gewürztraminer originates from Italy, but is best cultivated in Alsace where it produces one of the most Aromatic white wines in the world.

Typical Flavors


Orange
Orange
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Peach
Peach
Pineapple
Pineapple

Ginger
Ginger
Lychee
Lychee
Flowers
Rose Petals
Pepper
Pepper

Gewürztraminer is known for its Exotic aroma explosion.

Orange. Grapefruit. Peach. Pineapple. Mango. Passion Fruit. Ginger. Lychee. Rose Petals. Perfume. Spice. Pepper. Smoke.

Profile

SUGAROff -Dry
BODYMedium - High
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - Low
Serving temperature:
Off-Dry 6-8°C (43-46°F)
Dry 8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Asian
Sweet
Sour
Pâté
Pâté
Soups
Soups

Chicken
Chicken
Chili
Chili
Strong Cheese
Strong
Cheese
Fruit Cakes
Fruit
Cakes

Many Fish dishes, especially with Butter, will break with Gewürztraminer.

Gewürztraminer pairs best with light meat dishes, and is excellent with spicy dishes and oriental cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif.
Alsatian Dishes. Duck. Foie Gras. Pâté.
Seafood. Fish.
Spicy Dishes. Indian. Thai. Vietnamese. Korean. Mexican. Moroccan. Arabic.
Sweet and Sour Asian.
Sweet Vegetables (Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Squash).
Fruit Cakes (Apple, Mango, Ginger).

Cheese:
Strong Cheese.
Alsatian Münster. Époisses. Reblochon.
Blue Cheese.
Roquefort. Gorgonzola.
Danablue. Stilton.

Alsatian Specialities:
Quiche Lorraine.
Tarte Flambe (White Pizza).

If You Like Gewürztraminer

You May Also Like:

Chenin Blanc - Off-Dry (France)
Gewürztraminer (France)
Müller-Thurgau (Germany)
Pinot Gris (France)
Ruländer (Germany)
Riesling Spätlese (Germany)
Traminette (USA)
Vouvray Off-Dry (France)

The Ideal Glass

A small Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for off-dry white wines.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

World Famous Grapes

Gewürztraminer

Gewurztraminer

Gewürztraminer in Europe

France

In France, Gewürztraminer thrives best in the cool climate of Alsace.

Italy

Gewürztraminer's origin is in Italy's North-East region of Alto Adige (South Tyrol) where the grape appears to be a cross between the Traminer grape and the Pinot family.

Germany

German Gewürztraminers are very different the French, with a relatively dry style.

In the New World

USA

In the United States, Gewürtztraminer is mostly planted in California, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Australia

Gewürztraminer from Australias coolest regions can be quality examples. Including Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Yarra Valley, the Tasmania island, and some vineyard in the Australian Alps.

About Gewürztraminer

Gewurztraminer originates from Italy, but is more cultivated in Alsace where it produces one of the most distinctive and aromatic white wines in the world.

Gewürztraminer is a highly aromatic grape variety with a pink to red skin colour.

If you think of Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic, it is far behind Gewurztraminer in terms of flavor concentration. The word perfumed is usually not to take the mouth full.

Gewurztraminer originates from Italy, but is more cultivated in Alsace where it produces one of the most distinctive and aromatic white wines in the world.

Gewurztraminer combines aromatic richness with high alcohol content, and moderate to low acidity.

Gewurztraminer without the right balance quickly becomes vulgar, oily aroma monsters that do their best to annihilate any possible combination of food and wine.

Gewurztraminers are often good in sweeter editions, made from overripe grapes, and in such a version it can be drunk for itself or combined with goose liver.

Gewurztraminer without the right balance can be vulgar, oily aroma monsters that do not combine food and wine.

Trentino-Alto Adige

Trentino-Alto Adige is located in northern Italy. The capital is Trento.

Alto Adige is also called Südtirol (South Tyrol).

Italian and German are official languages, but the locals also speak Ladin.

Before 1918, Südtirol was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, but was annexed to Italy after the first World War.

Early wine production was dominated by Austrian red wines like Lagrein and Vernatch (Schiava).

Today white wines are more important, mostly Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, and Chardonnay.

Upcoming wines are Savignon Blanc and Pinot Nero.

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